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Understanding Conic Sections Using Alternate Graph Paper

Elizabeth Brown, Elizabeth Jones 

January 2006, Volume 99, Issue 5, Page 322

Abstract:
A description of two alternative coordinate systems and their use in graphing conic sections. This alternative graph paper helps students explore the idea of eccentricity using the definitions of the conic sections. Includes multiple examples of the uses of these alternative graphing sections, along with focus - directrix definitions of conic sections to be used with the new coordinate systems.

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Conceptual Development
Conic Sections
Grades 9-12
Graphing
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